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FHWA Issues Emergency Relief Funds to Kentucky, Alabama

Flooding in Alabama Vehicles turn around on a road blocked by floodwaters in Helena, Ala., on Feb. 11, 2020. (Jay Reeves/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration is awarding Kentucky and Alabama funding to repair infrastructure that has been damaged by floods.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 16, 2020
Business, Safety, TCA

Some Fiat Chrysler Workers Walk Out Over COVID-19 Fears

Outside the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Detroit, in February 2019. Outside the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Detroit, in February 2019. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

Seventeen Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV employees in the Warren Truck Assembly Plant’s paint shop stopped working over concerns about the novel coronavirus pandemic, though production continues, the automaker confirmed March 16.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
March 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Coronavirus Prompts Some State Groups to Postpone Truck Driving Championships

2019 Louisiana Truck Driving Championships Competitors at the 2019 Louisiana Truck Driving Championships in Baton Rouge, La. (John Ballance for Louisiana Motor Transport Association)

As they evaluate the implications of the coronavirus, some state trucking associations have adjusted the schedules of their truck driving championships.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 16, 2020
Government, Safety

House Transportation Leader Urges Trump to Work With Congress

U.S. Capitol The Senate is expected to vote this week on an economic relief package that passed in the House of Representatives early Saturday morning. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump invokes the Stafford Act, which allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate a national response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 16, 2020
Business, Safety

VW Faces Production Snarls as Virus Pandemic Hits Car Factories

Employees work on an electric automobile on the assembly line of a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany. Employees work on an electric automobile on the assembly line of a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany. (Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG’s sprawling operations in Europe are starting to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, as the German carmaker joined peers such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in winding down output at some of its factories.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

USMCA Moves Closer to Implementation as Canada Gives Its OK

USMCA Trucks at the Canadian border via the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement has moved one step closer to being ratified by all three nations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Breaking News

FMCSA Issues HOS Relief for Coronavirus Assistance

HOS Trucks on the road. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has relaxed certain hours-of-service regulations for motor carriers involved in coronavirus-related relief efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Postpones Truck Safety Summit Over Coronavirus

Dan Knight of FedEx Freight inspects his truck Dan Knight of FedEx Freight inspects a truck during pre-trip inspection competition at the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is postponing its Truck Safety Summit due to coronavirus-related concerns.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Enhanced Bendix System Available in Kenworth Models

Bendix Wingman Fusion Kenworth truck Kenworth

Bendix Commercial Vehicle System’s advanced driver assistance system is available for new heavy- and medium-duty Kenworth trucks, the company announced March 13.

March 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Trump Declares National Emergency to Speed Virus Response

President Trump President Trump at March 13 press conference. (The White House via YouTube)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on March 13 declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans with relief and officials race to slow the spread of the outbreak.

March 13, 2020

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